Pimp that choropleth map

Michael Neutze

Federal Statistical Office Germany

Websites discussed

Different approaches to extend the choropleth map

German Census Map on Housing and Dwellings

Simplified layout and interface in favour of commentary

What about the pimping then?

Animated Transitions in Statistical Data Graphics

  • Research paper by Jeffrey Heer
    • Scientific proof: Animation can help understanding
    • Mike Bostocks D3 Show Reel
    • Drawing attention vs. new form of “chart junk”
  • “Top 10” : filtered regions morph into bar chart

Teaching correlation without using the term

  • Many regional patterns are driven by population density, i.e. urban/rural
  • Users may figure out the connection by playing with the filter